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Book Review: Ultimate Knitting Bible by Sharon Brant

Book Review: Ultimate Knitting Bible by Sharon Brant

January 30, 20132

Ultimate Knitting Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-by-step Techniques by Sharon Brant I have been knitting for many years and can honestly say that I learned by reading a book.…

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Make a wish!

Make a wish!

January 24, 20130

What do you wish for your community? We wish for a vibrant, cosy new crafting and social space where our community plays a vital part. Fabulous local soft sculpture artist…

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Book Review: Everything Alice by Hannah Read Baldrey and Christine Leech

Book Review: Everything Alice by Hannah Read Baldrey and Christine Leech

January 23, 20130

Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes by Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech I first came across this book at an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party, where the host…

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Book Review: The Sewing Machine Classroom by Charlene Phillips

Book Review: The Sewing Machine Classroom by Charlene Phillips

January 9, 20132

The Sewing Machine Classroom by Charlene Phillips I know; as a self confessed knitter, why am I reviewing yet another sewing book? Well, I shall let you into a little…

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Book Review: The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

Book Review: The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

January 2, 20131

The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker It isn’t often that a book changes your life, much less so a book which isn’t a…

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Book Review: 200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Mucklestone

Book Review: 200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Mucklestone

December 26, 20121

200 Fair Isle Designs: Knitting Charts, Combination Designs, and Colour Variations, by Mary Mucklestone A couple of years ago I had a hankering to make my own Fair Isle sweater,…

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Book Review: How To Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

Book Review: How To Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

December 19, 20120

How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence, by Lee Hollahan The aim of this…

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A Christmas Evergreen at Significant Seams

A Christmas Evergreen at Significant Seams

December 13, 20120

Over at the Significant Seams Hub, we’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit with festive crafting. Catherine even created this fabulous quilted Christmas tree, bedecked with wintry flora and fauna.…

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An open house evening to unveil our big plans

An open house evening to unveil our big plans

December 8, 20120

On Thursday evening, Significant Seams invited the public into 131 Wood Street for the first time, to unveil our plans for its transformation into Eastern Walthamstow’s only inclusive community space.…

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Book Review: Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry

Book Review: Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry

December 5, 20122

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” is perhaps the most famous adage spoken and written by William Morris.…

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